Category: Kitchen Guides

Idea of the Week: Customizable Dish Drawer

There are a whole lot of great organization methods for kitchen drawers, many needing custom work or help from a professional. A pegged dish stall, however, is something that you can set up yourself. The smart thought piqued our curiosity in a current Houzz User Kitchen of the Week, and we haven’t been able to get it out of our heads since.

If you’ve got a deep kitchen stall that’s turned into a rattling mishmash of dishes, then picking up a pegboard and dowels in the regional hardware store could provide you with the perfect solution. Have a look:


A deep drawer is a great way to put away dishes for people who want to keep above-counter shelving tidy — or to avoid shelving together. Obviously, the problem with trying to pile dishes neatly into a drawer is they can slosh around if you open and shut the drawer, inviting scrapes, chips and even breakage.

Pacific Northwest Cabinetry

Some cabinetry shops offer you a system very similar to what you find here. Additionally, it is a relatively easy DIY fix.

By installing a pegboard cut to the dimensions of your drawer and using wooden dowels using a dowel pin screwed into the base, you may make your own customizable dish organizer. The dowels keep the dishes set up and may be moved around as necessary.

This fantastic idea for keeping dishes was brought to our attention from the kitchen remodel of Houzz consumer Karen Heffernan. Inspired by a number of the last photographs, she implemented the dowel-and-pegboard system above in many deep drawers for easy, space-efficient dish storage.

What’s your kitchen storage solution? Post a photo below!

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Kitchen Chandeliers

Kitchens are hardworking spaces, but it doesn’t mean they have to be utilitarian. In fact, since the kitchen is the heart of the modern house, we tend to devote a lot of effort and time creating comfy, inviting spaces.

And that often means adding special touches that provide our kitchens individual flavor. 1 recent trend toward adding individuality to kitchens is that the usage of chandeliers. And not just any chandeliers, mind you, but crystal chandeliers. These symbols of sophistication are a excellent way to add personality and appeal for your kitchen.

Check out this collection of photos to get inspiration on how it is possible to add a little bling to your kitchen.

Oakley Home Builders

Try using mini chandeliers set up of pendants for unexpected elegance over a kitchen island.

M Woodruff Design

This chandelier with its accompanying shade also adds a touch of the unexpected while highlighting the unique coffered ceiling in this ktichen.

Divine Design+Build

In an expansive kitchen such as this one, bigger scale chandeliers may be utilized in pairs and still not be overpowering.

A dramatic crystal chandelier is ideal for use atop an oversize kitchen island.

Tina Kuhlmann

Double islands, dual chandeliers. Not many kitchens may feature two islands, but if you be fortunate enough to have more than you, why not add a fairly chandelier above every single?

Oakley Home Builders

Here’s another version of the mini chandeliers as pendants. Not only can they add a little elegance, but they also give the space just a little bit of whimsy.

Design Moe Toilet & Kitchen / Heather Moe designer

A crystal chandelier appears to be right at home in the center of this grand ceiling. Anything else might have been overly understated.

In a kitchen such as this using a lot of natural lighting, a chandelier is a fantastic choice because even when the fixture is not illuminated, the crystals have a chance to shimmer as they represent the sun.

Next: Tips for adding a chandelier to the kitchen

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Design Dilemma: 1950s Country Kitchen

After years of saving and small kitchen fix-ups here and there, Houzz user theresal is eventually prepared for a significant kitchen overhaul. The form and style of her 1950s kitchen and breakfast nook have left her at a loss. Have a suggestion? Join the discussion.

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This kitchen is timeless postwar suburban America, however, theresal is seeking to make a timeless and ageless cooking area. Click here to see the rest of the query and share your thoughts.

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Here’s a different view from the kitchen looking out on the breakfast room.

Have your personal design problem? Click here to share it and receive ideas from the Houzz community.

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12 Terrific Ideas for Business In the Kitchen

There is a phrase in French cooking called “mise en place” that translates literally as “investing in place.” The Culinary Institute of America has described it as “every thing in location” and it describes creating ingredients before cooking, like chopped herbs, veggies, meat, etc. It is about organization and planning, and I’ve personally coopted the word in the context of kitchen style as “every thing in its place” when discussing business of kitchen devices, dishes, as well as other non-perishable things… because a residential kitchen is not as likely to have chopped vegetables and herbs sitting out all night in small dishes, but it does want a spot for everything and every thing in its location. Here’s the best way to define a place for every thing in the kitchen in a dozen simple measures.

Divine Design+Build

No. 1: Drawer Inserts. In a commercial kitchen, the cooks would have all their components prepped and sitting out in nine-pans or bowls, to allow them to simply grab and go as they come out dish after dish. In a kitchen that is residential, it is fine to get a place for every thing — silverware, utensils, foil You can aspire to coordinate like one, although you might not be a chef!

Glenvale Kitchens

Caddies for dishes function excellent should you not have a tonne of wall cupboards. Plus, these easy ones may be found and delivered to to the dining table or to the dish washer for unloading for environment.


Dowel methods set up for keeping dishes in the drawer are another alternative.

Divine Design+Build

Adore this thought that is pegboard for inside a drawer. It lets you correct dividers on your preferences. It is additionally an effective strategy to generate wine storage when there isn’t a spot for it!

Kim Duffin for Revered Architectural Insides

No. 2: Drawer Dividers. It Is an excellent option for keeping lids: Place a flat divider in the rear or entrance of the drawer in which you keep your pots. This is carried out in wood too.

Drawer that is more flat dividers. It is a remedy I’ve not attempted before and I I can not wait to attempt it outside — excellent way to keep dishes that are casserole!

Al Williams

Adore drawer and this hybrid vehicle tray divider. Itis an excellent approach to reach points a bit easier.

Glenvale Kitchens

No. 3: Retrieve That Corner. In The Event you are the kind that can not stand idle Susans or magic corners, there is eventually an option: corner drawer models! It is possible to do a Lazy-Susan underneath having all or a topdrawer revealed here.

Pacific North-West Cabinetry

No. 4: Pull-Out Pantries. It Is an excellent option for taller spices, oils and vinegars. It is astonishing that a great number of predicaments can be solved by a modest little cupboard such as this and keep mess because wall cupboard saturated in spices down.


Pull out pantries don’t possess to be enormous — they can be the dimensions of A6″ filler!

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

No. 5: Reconsidering Mise en Location Containers. Industrial eatery pans which were place into the counter top carry utensils, salt-and-pepper as opposed to chopped vegetables and herbs.

Bonfigli Style

Or possess a custom pan produced to to carry things like oil, wine, clean herbs and vinegar . Itis an excellent means to get things away from the counters, as well as though they truly are in the counters, it it generates an expression of calmness through its intent. Organization is quite emotional — it is about producing things appear like they’ve a spot or are designed to be there.

Divine Design+Build

No. 6: Waste Bins and Re-Cycling. It Is a fantastic system. With handles for effortless removing, re-cycling, waste bins as well as compost goes here. Along with a place for cleaners, trash bags and paper towels! Sigh…

N. 7: Cleansing Materials. Common roll-outs may be used for special functions like cleaners and waste bins.

Hint: when you yourself have a few roll outs in your kitchen which could stand a spring-cleaning, re-locate or show new list a few of those fresh kitchen gizmos and repurpose a cupboard to get a remedy in this way!

Glenvale Kitchens

Well-being is equaled by a location for everything. Don’t assume all kitchen can make storage underneath the sink work on account of plumbing conduits, but it is heaven if you’re able to figure it out.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

No. 8: Open Shelving. This kitchen had an area to get a buttery, therefore we utilized the the area throughout the fridge for open shelving. Do not drop victim to believing every inch of akitchen h AS to have a cupboard! These open ledges support the microwave, some lager cookware, the I pod player and mo-Re (including a sneaky place for the radiator).

Summerour Architects

No. 9: Re-Thinking Pantry Area. Pantries do not have to be-all about meals. When you yourself have a great deal of storage that is tall, use one and glassware. It is at eye-level, therefore it is more suitable than pulling them down from a large shelf.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

No. 10: Reconsidering Furniture Pieces. This customdesigned cupboard is next to the kitchen in the breakfast-room and was developed especially for serving dishes, placemats and barware. The untarnished top doubles as buffet or a-bar for serving at events.

Hint: there’s no necessity to custom-design a piece — lots of shops have consoles and cupboards that can be utilized for this function.

Bonfigli Style

No. 1 1: Wine and Pub Storage. Here Is A an extremely smart method to carveout room for bottles of wine. Look around your kitchen and get yourself, “is there lifeless room everywhere?” Subsequently hire a carpenter!

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

This desk region including doubles as a pub and features a house for a supplementary island stool wall storage for wine cubbies and glassware spirits bottles. The top segment of the larder is an excellent place for t-Ray dividers serving dishes and that keep cookie sheets.

Artisan Kitchens Inc.

No. 1 2: For the Canines. Locating a spot for canine bowls and dogfood storage is a continuous challenge… as whoever has kicked the water bowl and soaked their socks will tell you. Getting them a home is ace! Also it seems adorable.

Hint: An additional pull out waste-bin operates ideal for canine food-storage; the ones with lids would be the greatest.

More thoughts for arranging the kitchen:
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The Properly-Hidden Kitchen
Layouts for Living: An Ideal Pantry